Summer is over now (unfortunately!) and now’s the time when most ladies start thinking about adopting a new hairstyle for the new season. If you’re thinking of making a major change though, it can be daunting to know which style will suit you. That’s why we’ve put together this little guide to choosing the right hairstyle for your face shape.
Round or Heart-shaped faces
For those of us with round face shapes, the struggle is real. Big bouncy blowouts make us look like china dolls while on-trend curls only serve to make our visages look even rounder. Luckily there is hope on the 2015 Autumn/Winter horizon and it’s pixie-shaped. Yes, the classic pixie cut is back in fashion and (joy of joys!) it looks best on round-faced beauties. Style with a texturising spray for a fashionable tousled look that adds height and lengthens out round faces.
If making the cut is too frightening though, you can go in the opposite direction and wear your hair long this season. Long, straight locks do wonders for round faces as well as suiting the nineties grunge trend perfectly. We’d suggest nabbing a good pair of straighteners, though, to avoid the dreaded rainy day frizz.
Long or Oval faces
While largely versatile, long-faced ladies do have to be careful when it comes to long hairstyles. The key here is to create volume around the face to soften out an oval shape. How you do this is up to you! Fans of rock chick style should opt for long choppy layers to create shape around the face (muss it up with L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Scruff Me spray for an extra rebellious look) while glamorous ladies should go for a full bouncy blowout or vintage curls created using your favourite tongs or heated rollers.
If you’re the proud owner of a square face shape then you’re in possession of some seriously enviable bone structure. When it comes to hairstyles though, you might have noticed that that strong jawline can work against you. If you find this season’s sleek or bobbed hairstyles too harsh, try softening up your face shape with an on-trend fringe. Make sure to get the right shape though! Heavy or blunt fringes might overwhelm a shorter square face or come across as too harsh on those with well-defined bone structure so, if it’s your first fringe, opt for something soft and piecey as this style suits everyone.
It’s also a good idea to invest in a trusty dry shampoo if you’re venturing into fringe territory. Bangs spend a lot of time resting against your face so often need freshening up more than a fringe-less hair style.